Four-star running back Daniel Jenkins (5-9, 171, 4.5) Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde had an outstanding offseason and impressed onlookers everywhere he performed.
Jenkins attended the NIKE Camp held in Los Angeles and earned the camp's running back MVP award. He also attended UCLA's three day camp in June. Where the word is he impressed the UCLA staff to where he could get a Bruin offer early into his senior season if not before.
Jenkins currently benches 305-pounds, squats an impressive 530-pounds and power cleans 305-pounds
What is going on with Jenkins on the recruiting trail?
"I've mostly been talking with Syracuse and Missouri," Jenkins said. "They're recruiting me at running back."
"I've been talking with a couple of colleges through e-mail, and offers should be rolling in after a couple of games into the season,." Jenkins said. "We're talking about setting them up (official visits) and we're getting everything finalized. I should have some official visits officially set up soon."
"Everybody is pretty even right now, but they're all getting pretty personal," Jenkins said. I'm trying to get a better feel for everyone. I was thinking making my decision sometime midway through the season."
"Nevada is recruiting me hard," Jenkins said. "Arizona, I talk to them a lot, they were the first ones to offer me so I have a very good relationship with them. Also Syracuse."
"Location is not a factor, it doesn't matter," Jenkins said. "I'm hoping to hear more from schools in the ACC or SEC."
What is Jenkins looking for in a college?
"My relationship with my position coach, and early playing time. I want to come in and work hard and do what I got to do to get on the field," Jenkins said. " want to make sure I have a legit shot of playing early."
What does Jenkins think of the recruiting process?
"It has its ups and downs and advantages and disadvantages," Jenkins said. "It's slowed down right now because of the quiet period."
"There's nothing real bad because it's an honor to be recruited by these schools, and them thinking highly of you as a player. I'm taking everything as a blessing, and just trying to improve my game."
Jenkins was selected to the preseason Rivals250 for the class of 2009. Rivals.com ranks Jenkins as the nation's No. 10 all-purpose back and he made the Rivals.com California Preseason Top 100 landing as the Golden State's No. 31 prospect at any position.